Whether a security breach originates via an insider through malice or negligence, or via an external hacker or a piece of malware, it’s now firmly established that misuse and abuse of privileged access plays a key role in the cyberattack lifecycle of most security breaches.
Privileged accounts and credentials in Unix/Linux environments are high-value targets for attackers who are looking to fast-track their access to your most sensitive systems and data. Regardless of where the attacker started, once root or other privileged permissions are in hand, the attacker is essentially an insider with a truly dangerous amount of power at their disposal.
Learn how to layer on critical security and auditability controls for key members of your IT organization – without disrupting productivity.
Download the white paper now: “IT Staff Use Cases for Controlling and Auditing Unix and Linux Privileged Access”
Each member of an IT organization has different responsibilities that require different levels of access and permissions. Enforcing least privilege is the best practice approach to protect each of your different Unix/Linux privileged accounts, while not adversely impacting productivity or administrator workflows. However, to enforce least privilege, it’s essential to understand the different risks and impacts inherent of key Unix/Linux privileged account types, such as System Administrators, Database Administrators, Application Administrators, Developers, and others.
In this paper, we delve into the unique use cases and risks for various Unix/Linux Admin roles and provide best practices for managing privileged credentials and access. Download the paper to learn:
- The specific security risks associated with different types of Unix/Linux privileged accounts
- How to manage risk by applying the right controls around privileged access and credentials for various privilege user roles and use cases
- The benefits of taking an integrated approach to addressing privileged access management
- A checklist of server privilege management capabilities you can satisfy with BeyondTrust solutions
Paul Harper, Product Manager, BeyondTrust
Paul Harper is product manager for Unix and Linux solutions at BeyondTrust, guiding the product strategy, go-to-market and development for PowerBroker for Unix & Linux, PowerBroker for Sudo and PowerBroker Identity Services. Prior to joining BeyondTrust, Paul was a senior architect at Quest Software/Dell. Paul has more than 20 years of experience in Unix/Linux operations and deployments.